MediaCorp appoints Managing Director of Interactive Media Division

SINGAPORE – MediaCorp announced the appointment of Philip Koh as managing director, interactive media division with effect from 1 April 2010.

Koh is currently managing director, MediaCorp Press, which operates and owns the Today newspaper. Under his leadership, Today has launched numerous new media initiatives, including its popular website, www., and its mobile applications.

For both portfolios, Koh will report to Shaun Seow, deputy CEO (news, radio, print and interactive).

Universal Networks International ups Williams to Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE – Universal Networks International (UNI) announced the appointment of Christopher J. Williams to the newly created position of vice president, sales and commercial operations Asia Pacific with immediate effect. He will continue to be based in Singapore. The announcement was made by Raymund Miranda, managing director Asia Pacific for Universal Networks International. Williams was part of the launch team of UNI in the Asia Pacific region, joining the company in April 2008 as vice president, commercial and network development.

In this new role, Williams will assume an expanded role, which will add two additional portfolios, advertising sales and affiliate sales, to his existing position as vice president of commercial and network development.

Christopher Chew, affiliate sales director APAC and Salauddin Sinnakandu, advertising sales director APAC will now be reporting into Williams.

Former NBC news producer Stephanie Giambruno joins Metan Development Group as Senior Producer, China

BEIJING – Award-winning, former NBC News producer Stephanie Giambruno will join Metan Development Group’s Beijing-based production team as senior producer, China, the announcement was made by Metan’s Barbara Wellner, vice president of programming and Rick Portin, vice president of production, to whom Giambruno will report.

In her new role, Giambruno will be charged with overseeing and supervising all original production originating from Metan’s China office, with a special focus on Metan’s Hello! Hollywood series.

Most recently, Giambruno worked as a freelance feature and news writer/producer for NBC News’ Beijing bureau providing coverage for all network news programming including Nightly News, Today Show, NBC Sports, MSNBC and CNBC. In 2008, she provided extensive coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing for the network. She has lived and worked in Beijing for the past four years.